MBBS in Poland for Indian Students and Benefits

Know the benefits of studying MBBS from Poland for Indian students ....

Govind Kishore
Govind Kishore

Aug 20, 2020 10:06:58


Are you interested in studying medicine? Do institutions of eminence excite you for your career abroad? If a yes comes in your mind, Medical Universities at Poland are something you are looking for.The Republic of Poland is a country located in central Europe with largely a temperate climate, serene atmosphere, and a continuous desire for advancement. It is a member of the European Union and thus provides many added advantages especially for international students. An MBBS degree from Poland is very popular among international students due to comparatively less fees as compared to the rest of Europe and its recognition across the globe.

Overall an undergraduate medical degree from Poland is in demand amongst the international applications due to high return over investment ration especially covering the government jobs in Poland itself.

   Reasons to choose Poland for MBBS

  • The budget-friendly country as compared to the UK or US

  • Applicants do not require to appear for tests like TOEFL or IELTS.

  • No separate entrance exam for the admissions in MBBS

  • The language of instructions is English which favors international applicants.

  • An exceptionally safe and secure country with the lowest crime rates in the European Union.

  • MBBS degrees are recognized by the WHO, UNSECO, and MCI.

  • A potential market for a respectable job after MBBS.

  • The added advantage for students to work on international assignments as almost 55% of them work in the UK and US alone.

  • Simple VISA procedure with a high acceptance rate.

  • Academic scholarships to meritorious candidates.

  • Poland provides an opportunity for citizenship to the candidates who successfully complete their MBBS degree.

  • Constantly improving academic curriculum with innovative reforms.

  • State of the art infrastructure and facilities lead to the progressive development of the students.

  • One year internship in recognized hospitals across the nation and the European Union.

  • Research culture is inculcated and higher studies in respective fields are advised to the students.

      MCI recognized universities in Poland

Warsaw Medical Academy

The Medical University of Warsaw was founded in January 1950, building on the University of Warsaw's former Faculty of Medicine, which had been established in the early nineteenth century. The Medical University of Warsaw is the largest medical school in Poland, and one of the most prestigious.

Collegium Medicum Jagiellonian University

Jagiellonian University Medical College is the oldest medical school in Poland. The Jagiellonian University's Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy are acclaimed as one of the largest medical academies in Poland. The school was established by King Casimir III of Poland in 1364.

Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Poznan University of Medical Sciences is a prominent Polish medical university, located in the city of Poznan in western Poland. It traces its beginnings to the foundation of Poznan University in 1919, and was formed as a separate institution in 1950. It gained the status of university in 2007.

The Medical University of Gdansk

The Medical University of Gdansk is the largest medical academic institution in northern Poland. It educates more than 5000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in four faculties. MUG is recognized nationally as one of the top universities in Poland and ranked internationally for clinical medicine by some of the most trusted publications.

Medical University of Lodz

The Medical University of Lodz was founded on October 1, 2002, as a merger of the Medical Academy of Lodz and the Military Medical Academy of Lodz. It is the largest teaching hospital unit in Poland and a European research center. Most faculty members of the university hold a dual MD/Ph.D. degree and all are board-certified in their respective specialties.

Medical University of Lublin

The Medical University of Lublin dates back to 1944 in Lublin, Poland. The university gained its autonomy in 1950. Over the years, new departments were added such as the Department of Dentistry in 1973.

The Medical University of Silesia

The Medical University of Silesia is a university located in Katowice, Poland. The university has 10,218 students and a teaching staff of 1201, including 295 professors. There are five faculties: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health, Health Sciences.

The Silesian Piasts Medical University of Wroclaw

It consists of five faculties: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health and Postgraduate Education. Wroclaw Medical University has 22 international agreements of cooperation signed with other universities abroad. There is a wide exchange of students and teaching staff within the framework of the Socrates and Erasmus programmes of the European Union.

      Admission Procedure

  • Admission forms for various MBBS universities in Poland are available from the month of April-May which is valid till September of the ongoing academic year.

  • The students will have to browse the official website of the university to apply for admissions

  • Students are required to complete the application form along with uploading copies of the credentials required.

  • After successful registration, the results are announced in a stipulated time.

  • After the admission results, payment of partial tuition fees should be completed for the specific university.

  • Thereafter a provisional admission letter is issued and students need to apply for the VISA

  • After completion of all VISA formalities and flight tickets, students arrive in Poland in the 2nd week of September.

   Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants require a minimum aggregate of 60% in PCB in 10+2 from a recognized board.

  • Private candidates can also apply but will not be eligible for screening tests as per criteria laid by MCI in India.

  • The applicant must be of at least 17 years of age at the time of application. 

  • For Indian Applicants qualifying, NEET is mandatory.

Documents Required

  • Mark sheets of Class 10th and 12th

  • Valid Passport and VISA

  • Health and Travel insurance

  • Birth Certificate

  • Passport Size photographs with essentially white background.

  • Medical Fitness Certificate

  • No Objection Certificate

  • Bank statements of parents/guardians (Past 6 months)

  • Transfer and Migration Certificates

  • Letter of authorization

  • Sponsor letter (if applicable)

  • Letter of Recommendation

Fee Structure of a few MCI recognized Polish Medical Universities

The annual tuition fees for Polish Medical Universities range around 11000 USD to 15000 USD with hostel fees coming out to be 1500 USD to 3500 USD annually.


Name of the University

Tuition Fee

Hostel Fee

Medical University of Gdansk

11500 USD

1650 USD

Poznan Medical University

12000 USD

2000 USD

University of Lodz

12200 USD

1600 USD

Warsaw Medical Academy

12500 USD

3000 USD

University of Silesia

12700 USD

1370 USD

University of Wroclaw

13000 USD

1560 USD


Medical Courses offered by Polish Universities

  1. Undergraduate Course:
  • MBBS degree for a duration of 6 years
    • 6 years are bifurcated as 5 years of Classroom Training and 1 year of Internship
  1. Dentistry Course
  • Masters in Dentistry Sciences for a period of 5 years
  1. Nursing Program
  • B.Sc Degree for a duration of 3 years

How to Apply?

  • Applicant should successfully register on the university's portal along with all the required credentials like mark-sheets, passport, etc.

  • The result for the application citing approval or rejection will be released soon.

  • If selected the applicant has to apply for the VISA along with supportive documents.

  • A letter of confirmation from the university as well as a valid VISA will be issued to the applicant.


Cost of Living

With respect to other countries of the European Union, Poland is a budget-friendly country. Accommodation in the country provided on campus by various universities. Shared or independent accommodation on rent is also easily available within the stipulated budget. Personal expenses of an international student usually average around EUR 300 to EUR 500 monthly.


  • Various Merit-based scholarships are provided by several universities to promote international applicants.
  • Information regarding the scholarship is present on the official website of the respective institution.

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